Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Vaping regulations

Two Massachusetts agencies agreed to share information with each other to determine if six probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses are linked to state-licensed marijuana retailers.

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Marijuana research

More than 20 congressional lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration allow federally-licensed researchers to buy products from state-legal dispensaries to study the medical benefits and risks of cannabis.

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Chart: First year of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts doesn’t disappoint

Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana industry recorded nearly $400 million in its first full year of sales, a strong initial sum given the dearth of retail stores throughout the state. But the market has significant room for growth, which will come as regulators approve more applications and access to the legal market improves. From August through October, […]

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Marijuana layoffs continue

Michigan temporarily prohibited the sale of cannabis vaping products so they can be tested for the vitamin E acetate compound, which is linked to a nationwide vaping crisis that has led to 47 deaths and 2,290 lung illnesses.

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Marijuana social equity

The Boston City Council approved an ordinance creating an independent Cannabis Board, in an effort to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ growing pot industry. The move also creates the state’s first local fund supporting minority-owned firms, according to officials. – Associated Press

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Adult-use marijuana taxes

Glen Klinkhart was installed as interim director of the agency that regulates legal cannabis and alcohol in the state.

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Week in Review: Cannabis layoffs, regulators scrutinizing vitamin E acetate as vape villain, MI adult-use launch looms & more

Layoff announcements continue to weigh on the marijuana industry, state regulators focus on vitamin E acetate additive in vaporizer products as the vape crisis continues, Michigan businesses set their game plans for a December adult-use MJ launch, and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Pink slips pile up  Three well-known California cannabis companies this […]

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Massachusetts keeps cannabis vape ban, orders quarantine of products as regulators focus on suspect additive

Massachusetts regulators maintained a ban on the sale of cannabis oil vaporizers and devices after ordering marijuana retailers to quarantine the products on Tuesday, dealing a financial blow to MJ companies hoping for a speedy resumption of vape sales. In making its decision, the state Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) also focused on the need to test for vitamin […]

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Alabama medical cannabis

With a bill to legalize medical cannabis expected to be introduced in the Alabama Legislature in 2020, Republican state Sen. Tim Melson has asked a MMJ commission to study a draft of the proposal and make any recommended changes.

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Week in Review: Marijuana lending activity cools, Vireo hires Linton, MA judge lifts MMJ vape ban & more

Cannabis companies confront fewer funding opportunities, Vireo Health taps Bruce Linton to help the multistate operator expand, a Massachusetts judge rules an emergency ban on vapes can’t be enforced for medical marijuana patients – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news.   Marijuana investment activity slows Cannabis companies are struggling to thrive as […]

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